• Woman pleads not guilty to food stamp fraud

    CHICAGO – The owner of a Chicago convenience store has pleaded not guilty to stealing at least $100,000 from the state's food stamp program.
    April 4, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Doctor gets 366 days prison in fraud, pills case

    EAST ST. LOUIS – A southwestern Illinois doctor has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for defrauding the state's Medicaid program a ...
    April 4, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Illinois weighs making students pay to take ACT

    SPRINGFIELD – As they juggle school-reform demands with budget cuts, state education officials are considering retaining a traditional college-readine ...
    April 8, 2014 - 12:03 pm
  • Illinois Republicans seek to close appointment loophole

    SPRINGFIELD – Senate Republicans crying foul after Gov. Pat Quinn used a rare procedural maneuver to try to aid the confirmation of two appointees ann ...
    April 3, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Lawmakers fear blame for Chicago pension tax hike

    SPRINGFIELD – A fast-tracked plan to overhaul two Chicago city-pension programs slowed in the Illinois House Thursday, as nervous lawmakers said they ...
    April 3, 2014 - 9:29 pm
  • MAP grant expansion needed, Ill. governor says

    DeKALB – Adrianna Carr dreams of working in public relations for a company like Disney, which she said wouldn't be possible without state tuition assi ...
    April 8, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Bystander helps woman who fell on Chicago tracks

    CHICAGO (AP) — A man jumped in front of a train in Chicago to help a woman who fell onto subway tracks.
    April 3, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Ill. trucking company ordered to close after crash

    CHICAGO – Federal regulators have ordered a northern Illinois trucking company to shut down, saying a fatal crash investigation found widespread safet ...
    April 3, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • Discovery says Wallenda's next walk is in Chicago

    NEW YORK – Nik Wallenda is taking his high-wire act to Chicago for a tightrope walk to be televised this fall on Discovery, part of the network's stra ...
    April 3, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Chicago, Moscow sister-relationship continues

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has nixed a proposal by the City Council to show solidary with Ukraine over Russia's occupation of Crimea.
    April 3, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • Chicago man arrested in shootings that left 1 dead

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man is being held without bond after being charged with killing a convenience store clerk and later wounding a friend of his fathe ...
    April 3, 2014 - 9:05 am
  • Aldermen propose ban of "upskirt" photos

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago aldermen want to crack down on so called "up the skirt" photos in the city.Ald ...
    April 3, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Illinois school funding would dramatically shift under new proposal

    SPRINGFIELD – A group of Democratic lawmakers Wednesday introduced a long-awaited piece of legislation that would dramatically change the way schools ...
    April 8, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Officer charged in 95-year-old man's death

    CHICAGO – A Park Forest police officer was charged Wednesday in the death of a 95-year-old World War II veteran who was shot repeatedly with a bean-ba ...
    April 2, 2014 - 7:55 pm
  • NRA lobbyist breaks Illinois law, helps change it

    SPRINGFIELD – The powerful Illinois lobbyist for the National Rifle Association has helped rewrite a state law he broke.
    April 2, 2014 - 7:52 pm
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